Category Archive: Press Room

Libby Doggett, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, Joins First Book Board of Directors

Julie Baker Finck of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, British Robinson of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Ralph Smith of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and Ginger Young of Book Harvest to join First Book Advisory Council WASHINGTON (February 27, 2019)— First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise... Read more

First Book and the Guru Krupa Foundation Have Provided More Than 137,000 Books and Essentials—Including Meals—to More Than 52,000 Kids in Need Since 2012

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WASHINGTON (February 14, 2019) – The Guru Krupa Foundation, a private foundation that supports the preservation and acquisition of knowledge, today announced that in collaboration with First Book, they have distributed more than 137,000 books and educational resources to more than approximately 52,000 kids in need in the United States... Read more

First Book and The Rise Up Foundation to Bring $130,000 in New Books to Schools, Programs Devastated by Natural Disasters

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WASHINGTON and ORANGE, Calif. (January 29, 2019)—First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise committed to equal access to quality education, and the Rise Up Foundation, author Alane Adams’ nonprofit that promotes literacy in low-income communities, today announced they are partnering to bring $130,000 in brand-new books to disaster-affected communities in Houston,... Read more

Super Bowl Champion Chris Long and First Book Kick Off Partnership With Donation of 27,000 Books to Kids in Need in Four Cities

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NFL stars Beau Allen, Andrew Whitworth, Fletcher Cox, and Connor Barwin provided donations, matched by Long, for books as part of the Chris Long Foundation’s “First Quarter for Literacy Week” WASHINGTON and PHILADELPHIA (January 29, 2019)— Reigning Super Bowl champion Chris Long, the nonprofit social enterprise First Book, and four... Read more

First Book Accelerator: First Book Launches New Initiative Translating Research into Resources

The First Book Accelerator spurs expert-developed, evidence-based strategies to classrooms and programs serving kids in need, decreasing time-to-market from years to weeks WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2019) – In the business community there is a race to introduce the latest innovations into the marketplace; yet in the field of education, research-based... Read more

First Book Launches $4.7 Million in OMG Books Awards

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Nonprofit social enterprise to award more than one million new books and eBooks to children in need in 33 states WASHINGTON (January 10, 2019) – First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education for children in need, today announced the launch of OMG Books Awards: Offering... Read more